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Conquering the Four-Wheeler and Building Confidence
June 30, 2011 8:34 PM by Devon Alley
When I was a child, I was fortunate enough to have a grandfather who loved me very, very much. He thought I hung the sun, moon, and stars. He adored me, spent time with me, gathered me up in big bear hugs, had wonderful conversations with me about critters Read More...
Sometimes You’ve Just Got To Chill Out
June 27, 2011 11:19 AM by Devon Alley
Probably the single most successful parenting trick we used throughout the wedding process was allowing A. to get away and "chill out" whenever she needed to do so. Planning and participating in a wedding is a highly stressful and exhausting activity Read More...
Autism, Synesthesia, and Smelling Songs
June 23, 2011 10:34 PM by Devon Alley
I definitely have more to post about the wedding, awesome lessons I learned, and a few new pics, but my ear has been hurting like crazy, and I've been feeling bad and grouchy, so it'll just have to wait until I'm in a more reflective (and less annoyed) Read More...
Kids Will Be Kids – Giving Them A Place
June 20, 2011 11:19 AM by Devon Alley
One of the big lessons that I learned from my wedding as far as experiments that actually work was the importance of giving kids the space to do their own thing. At my wedding, this translated not only to A.'s actions and antics, but to all of the children Read More...
The Wild Flower Girl
June 15, 2011 2:42 PM by Devon Alley
A. is nearly twelve years old, and I thought she was a little old to be a flower girl. I wanted her to play a major role in my wedding, but I was preparing for her to be a Junior Bridesmaid, or perhaps even my Maid of Honor. However, A. wanted to be a Read More...
Crazy Days Of Summer
June 14, 2011 7:08 PM by Devon Alley
The wedding is done, the honeymoon is over, and I suppose it's back to our Regular, Everyday Lives. Which will hopefully culminate in quasi-frequent blog postings on my part. It's actually quite challenging, the whole getting-married-while-still-being-a-parent Read More...


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